A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
1hr32mins (2012) Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, the world is devastated. Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is the last word in Law & Order within Mega-City One. Judge Cassandra Anderson (Olivia Thirlby) is his junior partner. They are battling drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey) who is operating out of a massive apartment block. – SnoppyStyle (8/10)
From the 1995 movie starring Stallone, to this remake of Judge Dredd that barely touched the surface of all the comic books. The focus of action in this film is what you have paid for. Locked into one area and the ‘Slo-mo’ drug-making cinematography top-notch, the in-between on the non-stop has well-written dialogue. Judge, jury and executioner, rewatch value as I consumed the video found below.
Karl Urban from the most recent The Boys also has a history of older cool picture length roles like this. Keeping that helmet on most of the time, his one-liners are just fitting as the main character. As much as the dynamics of others complement each other as well, it can also be pretty graphic and gory at times.
The only closest thing to it is the international The Raid Redemption. Plus Lena Heady as the antagonist might be even more brutal than her portrayal on Game of Thrones. Overall there is so much more to this world that was not explored. I recommend it because It still sticks out to me even in 2021.
Dredd outdid it’s predecessor in every facet. That’s not saying a lot because it’s not like Judge Dredd was a timeless classic. Even still, Dredd was better cinematically, story-wise and even the acting – view_and_review